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Application Process

Come to Derryfield to be transformed. Your passions will guide the change.
Thank you for your interest in Derryfield! Our admission process is closed for the 2021-22 school year, and we are no longer accepting applications.

If you're just beginning the admission process for the fall of 2022, please complete the inquiry form to begin your journey. We will send our updated materials and begin to schedule visits in September. We can't wait to meet you!

Step 1: Inquire Online

Please complete and submit the Online Inquiry Form. This will add your family to our mailing list to receive information and invitations to school events. Families with more than one child interested in applying should submit a separate online inquiry for each child.

Step 2: Register for an Event

Please jump to our Visit page to see the wide variety of on-campus and virtual visit experiences available to students and families.

Step 3: Start your Application

Domestic Applicants: Please click on the link below to complete our online application through Ravenna Solutions. When you arrive at the page you will be asked to create an account, at which point you will be able to look up Derryfield in the “School Directory” and complete the application. For any technical questions about Ravenna, please contact them directly by following the instructions on the login page. We understand that this year may present unique challenges to the application process. Please contact us directly to discuss any concerns.

International Applicants: Derryfield works directly with an agency for students from China or elsewhere in Eastern Asia. If you are applying from one of these countries, please contact New Oasis International Education before starting an application. If you are applying from outside of this territory, please click on the link below to complete our international student online application through Ravenna Solutions.

Standardized Test Scores:
Although we are leaving the SSAT on our list of application requirements, we recognize the challenges in accessing the test this year. The Derryfield School offered testing in the months of October and November, and we hope to add some Flex Test dates in late January and early February. There are still options to take the test at Prometric Test Centers. A student who is not able to provide an SSAT score this year will not be penalized in our process. In addition to the SSAT, we also encourage families to share other testing results (SAS, Terra Nova, Iowa, etc.). Please discuss your particular process with an admission representative.

Equitable Tuition: See our Affording Derryfield page for information and steps to apply.

Step 4: Book an Interview

An interview is a required part of the admission process and families currently have the option of scheduling an on-campus interviews or conducting the interviews via Zoom. Unfortunately, we cannot provide tours of campus at the same time as interviews. Please see our Tour Options.

To book interviews, contact us at admission@derryfield.org or 603-669-4525, option 3, to schedule a time for both a student interview and a parent chat. Please consider days in your calendar when your family can be available from 8:00-9:00 a.m., 9:00-10:00 a.m., 12:00-1:00 p.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m., or 3:00-4:00 p.m. Applicant and parent/guardian interviews are separate and each lasts 30 minutes. 

Prior to your interview, please create a Ravenna account and begin the parent application as outlined in Step 4 below. You are not required to complete the application before your appointment, but getting started helps us to keep track of your application status!

Step 5: Notification

Each year, the Admission Office publishes decisions on Ravenna on March 10 (for applications submitted by February 1). Admitted students have until April 10 to submit enrollment contracts and tuition deposits. Admitted students will have the opportunity to attend re-visit events before they must decide (admitted student days are in early April after our students return from spring break).

After February 1, completed applications will be reviewed and considered as quickly as possible. Decisions will be communicated personally and released on Ravenna when ready. If admitted, students in the rolling admission process have two weeks to formally enroll.

Application Guidelines for Home Schooled Students
Please download our Guidelines for Homeschool Applicants to understand these unique requirements.

Nondiscrimination Clause

There shall be no discrimination, because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or handicap status, applied by the School or the board of trustees in violation of applicable law in the employment of personnel, in the admission of students, in the offering of instruction and programs, or in the election of trustees.

The Derryfield School

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